How to Use a PetSafe Correction Collar

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There are three main types of bark collars on the market. There are spray collars which sprays a burst of citronella, lemon, or unscented mists under your dog’s nose to correct her. There are static collars that provide your dog a small shock that does not harm her when she barks. There are also ultrasonic collars that emit a high-frequency sound when your dog barks. PetSafe makes all three types. All three collars are easy to use if you know what to do.

Things You'll Need

  • PetSafe Anti-Bark Spray Collar
  • Quarter
  • PetSafe Bark Control Collar (Static Correction)
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • PetSafe Ultralight Sonic Bark Control collar

Spray Collar

  • Remove the keeper from the end of the PetSafe Anti-Bark Spray Collar. It is the black sliding piece that you place the loose end of the collar under to keep it from flapping about. Insert the end of the collar through the two links on the back of the spray device and replace the keeper. The keeper is curved and the curve should face the back of the device.

  • Hold the collar so that the free end is hanging down. Feed the loose end of the collar through the top opening in the buckle, from the back of the collar to the front. Feed the loose end through the top slot and under the keeper.

  • Place the spray collar on your dog’s neck with the spray valve pointed towards his nose. Tighten the collar so that you can only pass two fingers between the collar and his neck. Allow your dog to wear the collar for a day or two to get used to the fit before you fill the device.

  • Remove the collar and place the device on a flat service such as a counter. The fill reservoir should be upward.

  • Shake the can of spray that came with the collar and turn it upside down. Place the tip of the can in the reservoir hole and hold it down for 10 seconds to fill the device. Release pressure, press back down for another 10 seconds and remove the can to finish.

  • Remove the cap for the battery slot by placing a quarter into the slot and turning it. Insert the three-volt battery that came with the collar and replace the cap.

  • Turn the device on by pressing the grey button once for a short spray or twice for a long spray.

  • Replace the collar on your dog’s neck. Monitor his reactions to the device for the first day to ensure there are no aggressive behaviors, such as growling or biting.

Static Collar

  • Place the static correction PetSafe Bark Control Collar on your dog with her standing in front of you. The device should be in the center front of your dog’s neck, with the probes against her skin. Adjust the fitting of the collar until the probes are snug but not tight.

  • Cut the loose end of the collar with scissors. Remove the collar from your dog and burn the edge of the end you just cut with a lighter. Pass the flame over the end two or three times to slightly melt the collar. Do not allow the collar to catch fire. Once the melted edge cools, replace the collar and allow your dog to wear the collar for a day or two to get used to the fit before inserting the battery.

  • Remove the collar and insert the battery that came with the collar into the back of the device. Use a quarter to turn the battery to lock it in place.

  • Replace the collar on your dog’s neck. Monitor her reactions to the device for the first day to ensure there are no aggressive behaviors, such as growling or biting.

Ultra-Sonic Collar

  • Feed the loose end of the PetSafe Ultralight Sonic Bark Control collar through the slots on the back of the device. The device should sit in the center of the collar and when the collar is placed on your dog, it should be opposite the buckle.

  • Place the collar on your dog with your dog standing in front of you. The device should be in the center front of your dog’s neck. Adjust the fitting of the collar until you can only fit two fingers between the collar and your dog’s neck. Allow your dog to wear the collar for a day or two to get used to the fit before inserting the battery.

  • Remove the collar. Remove the battery from the device by turning it with a quarter. Peel off the protective film from the back of the battery and reinsert it, locking it back in place using the quarter. Test to make sure the battery is inserted correctly by placing your finger over the speaker on the side of the device and blowing over the microphone on the back. Listen for a sharp sound. If you do not hear anything, remove the battery and replace it again.

  • Select low on your microphone sensitivity by sliding the switch on the side of the device. You can increase it to high later if the low setting does not work.

  • Replace the collar on your dog’s neck. Monitor his reactions to the device for the first day to ensure there are no aggressive behaviors, such as growling or biting.

Tips & Warnings

  • Regardless of which collar you use, your dog will not stop barking overnight. It will take at least three or four days, if not longer for your dog to fully learn what is expected.
  • If your dog gets into a cycle of barking followed by correction, calm your dog with soft words and a little affection.
  • Check the fit of the collar every three to four days to ensure it has not loosened.
  • Never leave any other collars on your dog while he is wearing a PetSafe bark collar.

References

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